Erin Schneider named director of regional SEC office

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The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has selected Erin E. Schneider to lead its San Francisco Regional Office.

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Schneider, who joined the SEC staff in 2005 as a staff attorney in the San Francisco office, will serve as director, leading a staff of more than 125 enforcement attorneys, accountants, investigators, and compliance examiners.

“We are looking forward to working with Erin in her new position, and we are confident that under her leadership the San Francisco Regional Office will continue its track record of bringing complex enforcement actions,” Stephanie Avakian, co-director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, said.

Schneider was promoted to Assistant Regional Director of the Enforcement Division’s Asset Management Unit in 2012 and then to Associate Regional Director of the San Francisco office in 2015.

She will lead a staff involved in the investigation and prosecution of enforcement actions and the performance of compliance inspections in the Northern California and Pacific Northwest region.

“I am pleased that Erin has agreed to take on the important role of leading the talented and dedicated group of women and men in our San Francisco Regional Office,” SEC Chairman Jay Clayton said. “For nearly 15 years, Erin has worked tirelessly with her colleagues in San Francisco and across the Commission to protect our markets and our Main Street investors. Her skills as a leader and extensive experience, including in issues relevant in the Silicon Valley region, will serve the Commission and investors well.”

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